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Quentin Tarantino has spoken out about his upcoming movie, saying 'it's not Charles Manson, it's 1969', following an announcement earlier this month that he had finished the script.
The film has previously been reported to be 'based around the Manson Family murders'. Charles Manson is one of the most widely-known serial killers of all time. He orchestrated the murder of seven people, including Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time.
Credit: Inglorious Basterds
Tarantino's movie is reported to be based around film star Tate, whose murder took place on 9 August 1969. However, according to the latest information, it's not focused solely around Manson, in the same way as Inglourious Basterds (watch the trailer above) is not just a movie about Hitler.
People on Twitter are pretty excited about the project:
On a good note, Tarantino will be filming a new movie about the Manson family murders
- but why (@Elbichej) July 20, 2017
Tarantino making a movie about the Manson family murders. Oh God this is gonna be good
- Jesse Bean (@jbean8544) November 2, 2017
I'm excited to see how Tarantino approaches the Manson Family as a movie subject. His film generally have a darkly comedic tone
- Justin. (@nitsujjsmith) November 3, 2017
Hi I'm REALLY excited for the Charles Manson movie Quentin Tarantino is working on !!!!!!!!!
- Alexander Hamilton (@hollaatchoogurr) November 6, 2017
i'm so excited for Tarantino's next film
- babi (@ChantelleMac_) November 12, 2017
The budget for this new film is said to be in the range of Django Unchained, which was made for $100 million (£76m) - although the movie legend is currently courting production companies.
The director has previously worked with Miramax or The Weinstein Company on all of his feature films, but is breaking away following recent sexual assault allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein.
Credit: The Weinstein Company
As it has yet to be given an official title, the movie is being referred to as #9 because it's Tarantino's ninth film.
Deadline has suggested Tarantino has made offers to Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt for parts, and that he has written characters with Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio in mind. He's worked with a few of those in the past, so fingers crossed.
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